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  • Factory of Confections and Dreams
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Migawachou 2139-5
    "An all-weather amusement facility adjoining the head office of Kamejirushi, a long-standing confection company. Here visitors can tour the company's factory and see how popular Mito-born confections like ""Mito no Ume"" and ""Yoshiwara Denchu"" are made. Confections fresh from the factory are also delivered to the facility and made available for sale to the public. In addition, various events are held here throughout the year such as live demonstrations of kintsuba flour dough sweet bean cakes being made by a seasoned pro. Lastly, the facility has free parking able to accommodate 250 vehicles and can be used as a rest area for visitors exploring the area by car."

    水戸の梅や吉原殿中などの水戸の銘菓を100年以上製造販売し続けている老舗の工場に隣接する店舗。水戸の梅は、亀印製菓の他にも、井熊総本家、あさ川製菓、木村屋本店、永井製菓の合計5社が製造販売してます。

  • Tarai Udon Momijiya
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Arigachou 1021
    "A handmade udon noodle restaurant situated across the river west of the Ushibushi burial mounds. The restaurant operates out of a remodeled kominka (old Japanese-style house), giving it an elegant atmosphere. The owner, originally from Kagawa Prefecture, makes renowned, chewy udon noodles served piping hot fresh from the pot. The noodles are made with flour from a specially contracted farm in the nearby city of Hitachiomiya. The ""Momijiya Set"" meal, which includes an assortment of tempura and piping hot tofu, is particularly popular. The restaurant also offers tofu blancmange and sweet potato yokan jelly for dessert. The drink menu includes local sakes and shochues as well as seasonal beverages. This lively restaurant is so popular usually all seats are occupied during meal times."

    寒い日に暖かい鍋焼きうどんを食べました。写真のもので1300円程。お腹いっぱいになりました。美味しかったです。

  • Yamasa Suisan Ichiba-zushi Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou 21-3
    A conveyor belt sushi restaurant located close to Nakaminato Fishing Port, one of the largest fishing points in the northern Kanto area. Owned and operated by Yamasa Suisan, the largest fish retailer in the Nakaminato Fish Market, the restaurant's popularity stems from both its large variety of large, fresh sushi and its excellent value. The restaurant's stunning sushi is twice the size of sushi served elsewhere. The restaurant's seasonal seafood comes from the nearby Nakaminato Fishing Port, ensuring it's impeccably fresh. Almost always bustling with customers, inside customers will find a sign indicating the day's recommendations. The restaurant also offers an all-you-can-eat with an advance reservation for a party of 10 or more people.
  • Ichu
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 7812-8
    "A cafe and restaurant located a 10-minute drive from Oarai Town which serves traditional and modern Japanese cuisine made with select ingredients. Outside, the restaurant sports a chic residential exterior; inside, the restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere with jazz music, counter seating, and a living room-like cafe space. For lunch, the restaurant offers an ""Umi no Sachi Kaiseki-zen"" meal made with an abundance of seafood, while for dinner the establishment serves course meals. The restaurant's table seating area offers a view of a beautiful garden, while the counter seating area has a classy atmosphere; wherever you sit, you're sure to enjoy a special meal."

    月曜に、土曜のランチの予約をして訪問しました。口コミがよかったから念のためにです。やはり、評判の店で、全席満員で、我々は、2人でしたので、カウンターでした。しかし、ご主人の調理の手元が見えて、最高の席です。ご主人がこの日20人くらいの料理をテキパキこなしていました。ホール係は奥様と娘さん?だと思います。2人だけです。ですから、大変だと思います。お飲物、給仕。 場所は、案内もない、一軒家ですので、知...

  • Kappo Uomasa
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Daikumachi 2-1-23
    A Japanese restaurant established in 1903 located a 20-minute walk from the north exit of Mito Station on the JR Joban Line. The restaurant serves monkfish, a delicate variety of seafood whose flavor can easily become off if not extremely fresh, paying great attention to the freshness and preparation methods used. Menu selections include monkfish nabe hotpot, vinegared monkfish, and monkfish sashimi, a particular rarity. The restaurant also serves gozen meals which include dishes like tempura made with natto fermented beans from Mito, and squid and natto; as well as traditional kaiseki course meals made with seasonal ingredients such as Hitachi beef and common orient clams from the Kashima Sea.

    水戸市ではあんこう鍋のお店がたくさん並んでいます。一度試せばいいと思ってここにしました。食べ方がよくわからなかったが、スタッフが変わりにやってくれるので、大丈夫です。アン肝が塊のまま食べれると期待していましたが、形のないものですぐに溶けてしまいました。ちょっと残念。 旅の思い出として食べてもいいですが、一度で十分という考え方もあります。安くはないよ。

  • Uoyasu
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Nakaguntoukaimura Muramatsu 214-13
    "A Japanese seafood restaurant which has been in business for over 30 years located a two-minute walk from the ""Masaki Higashi"" bus stop on the bus leaving from Tokai Station on the Joban Line in Naka County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant serves sashimi, seafood rice bowls, kamani hotpots, and lovingly made using fresh, local seafood and tuna stocked each morning from the market by the owner. The restaurant also offers seasonal goosefish nabe hotpot and goosefish liver in ponzu sauce, as well as reservation-only kabutoyaki broiled tuna head. The restaurant carries several varieties of seasonal sakes and also has courses for parties and Buddhist memorial services."

    Restaurants in country sides are quite different from those in metropolitan cities. First. Their prices are cheap but it doesnt mean that the quality of food is bad. Actually it is sometimes better...

  • Furuhashitei
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 8196
    An Italian restaurant located close to the Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Aquarium in Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture. Diners can enjoy a relaxing meal in the restaurant's bright and warm interior decorated with paintings and antiques. The restaurant has no fixed menu, instead serving chef's choice courses which include pastas, red wine stews, and hors d'oeuvres made with Hitachi beef, local fish, and other ingredients stocked that day. Normally, children are not permitted in the restaurant, but the establishment has one family day each month.

    十数年前から数回訪れていますが、いつ行っても大変満足のいく食事ができるお気に入りの一軒家リストランテです。 ディナーは予約制でコース料理です。全部食べると我々60代夫婦にとっては量が多すぎるのですが、店のご主人がおなかの具合を聞いて量を調節してくれます。そのあたりの気配りもこのレストランが気に入っている理由のひとつです。 地元の食材をメインに使っていて、海辺と言うこともあり主に魚介料理です。今回も...

  • Koubun Café
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Sembachou 3080
    "A cafe located on the bank of Lake Senba in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The cafe's floor to ceiling glass windows offer a sweeping view of the lake, and the bright, natural lighting gives the establishment a comfortable atmosphere. In addition to croissant and ciabatta sandwiches, swan-shaped choux cremes, almond cake, and other suitable cafe selections, the establishment also serves heartier fare like beef stew (the most popular item on the menu), and the ""Kobun Plate,"" which comes with several dishes. The cafe also has a shop area where you can buy ceramics and coffee beans."

    位於千波湖旁的好文咖啡廳,落地玻璃樓底高環境,面向千波湖,以輕食為主。不用一千日圓的熱拿鐵配素菜羊角麵包是不錯的選擇。

  • Janome Zushi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Okushichou 2087
    "A restaurant serving original goosefish sushi and local fish nigiri sushi located in Okushi-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Focusing on local fish from the Nakaminato Fish Market and the Port of Oarai, the restaurant offers dishes made with ultra-fresh life seafood. Diners can enjoy seasonal goosefish sushi and seafood rice bowls and nigiri sushi made with select fish personally stocked by the owner. The restaurant also offers slightly unusual selections like the ""Sushi Deco,"" a sushi assortment resembling a decorated cake (reservation required)."
  • Shushu Main Restaurant
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Jounan 1-5-16 second Kiyozumi building 1F
    A stylish, hideaway-style Japanese izakaya pub located a short walk from the south exit of JR Mito Station. After passing through a long entranceway, customers are greeted by low level lighting and a laid-back atmosphere. The pub has totally private and box-type semi-private seating. Dedicated to local production for local consumption, the pub offers dishes made with fish, meat, and vegetables from Ibaraki Prefecture like seared fatty Hitachi beef sashimi, fried natto (karaage), and sashimi assortments. The pub's melon cream sodas, limited to just five customers a day and served in a whole Ibaraki-grown muskmelon, are particularly eye-catching.

    エントランスからのお店の雰囲気が良くて、期待感が高まります。茨城の食材とお酒に拘り、料理も居酒屋レベルではない手の込んだものが多く、満足しました。お酒を飲まない子供(成人)も「美味しい」と喜んでいました。接客はバイトらしい男の子は頼りなかったのですが、その他の方は感じが良く気持ちよく酔えました。ただ、料理によっては供されるまで時間が結構掛かる物もあったので、星を一つ減らしました。

  • Hitachi beef Kikusui
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    5.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Nishihara 2-16-5
    A restaurant owned and operated by a meat company situated along National Route 50 in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture. This association enables the restaurant to serve Hitachi beef brand Japanese black beef raised over 30 months in every form imaginable, from kalbi Korean-style marinated rib meat to pieces of internal organs. Here customers can enjoy Japanese-style yakiniku barbecue, sukiyaki, and shabushabu. Steak cuts include high quality sirloin, low fat tenderloin, and delicate rump meat. There's also beef stew, hamburg steaks, and more.

    ランチだったので焼肉ではなくステーキを頂きました。とっても美味しかったです!焼き加減は聞かれませんでしたが、お店のおすすめなのでしょう、ちょうどよく焼かれていて180gペロリと食べてしまいました。ビールにもよく合います。

  • Hoshiimo Specialty store Daimaruya
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Shakamachi 18-38
    A hoshiimo dried sweet potato specialty shop located not far from Nakaminato Station. This long-standing shop was established in 1897 and has been making safe, healthy, additive-free hoshiimo for 120 years. The shop offers over 30 varieties of hoshiimo crafted with an emphasis on the tenderness and sweetness of the flesh. The shop also sells rakkyo pickled Japanese leek, baked sweet potatoes, and gelato-all additive free. The gelato, made to maximize the innate flavors of the ingredients used, is also created without eggs. The shop offers six varieties of sweet potato gelato; other flavors, like pineapple and matcha powdered green tea are also recommended.

    観光客向けの干しいも屋さんです。袋入りの干しいもをうっています。ジェラート屋さんもありました。観光バスが来るような場所です。

  • Seafood and Rice Bowl Restaurant Kaisen Domburi-Tei
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 8253-56
    "A market and seafood restaurant located a 10-minute drive from the Mito-Oarai interchange. The facility's market area sells fresh fish from Oarai and the Kashima Sea as well as processed foods like homemade dried fish and shiokara fermented seafood paste. The restaurant portion of the facility serves an abundant array of dishes made possible thanks to the incredibly fresh seafood available from the nearby fishing port. The ""Ganbappe Oarai Teishoku"" set meal comes with deep fried local fish, fresh broiled clams, and other dishes made with an abundance of seasonal ingredients. Also including shirasu oroshi whitebait and grated daikon radish, rice, and assorted sides, this hearty set meal is sure to satisfy."

    待ち時間は非常に長いです。早くから空いているので、朝食にも利用できます。前回は7時半ごろに並んで食べたのが11時。ランチになってしまいました。 今回は初めからランチ狙い。11時に到着。ラッキーなことに2組待ちだったので、すぐ座れました。相方が食したマグロのカマ塩焼き定食は相変わらずの迫力。大量の刺身も付いているので大満腹。私はマグロステーキ定食。隣の席のマグロのテールの焼き物も気になったので、次回...

  • Suifu Soba Yamatoya
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Kasaharachou 978-35
    "A soba restaurant located a two-minute walk from the Ibaraki Prefectural Government Building a 20-minute ride on the shuttle bus bound for the building leaving from JR Mito Station. This long-standing establishment was founded 100 years ago and the Mito restaurant serves soba noodles backed by skill and traditions rooted in its 40 years in the area. The restaurant interior was remodeled in May 2018, and the number of tables was increased. This establishment is so popular, it quickly reaches full capacity during weekday lunchtimes. The lunchtime ""Higawari Set"" daily special set meal, which includes a daily special donburi rice bowl plus soba or udon noodles, is particularly recommended."

    口コミで夜は居酒屋メニューがあるとのことで、行ってみた。 家族経営で、子供が奥の部屋で遊んでいたり 料理は頼んでも出て来なかったり 生ビールは600円だし 突っ込みどころ満載な店。 お蕎麦屋さんだけど 蕎麦より焼き鳥が美味しかった。

  • Tokoan
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou Inside 19-8 Naka Fish Market
    "A seafood restaurant located in the Nakaminato Fish Market a 10-minute walk from Nakaminato Station on Minato line of the Hitachinaka Seaside Railway. The restaurant's signature ""Sanpin-don"" rice bowl is piled high with 15 varieties of fresh seasonal seafood from Nakaminato, Oarai, and Hiraiso, such as sea urchin, ikura salted salmon roe, crab, tuna, and northern shrimp. The ""Kani Negitoro Awase-don"" rice bowl, which is topped with a mound of crab meat over negitoro minced tuna with Welsh onions, is particularly popular with women and children."

    Sushi serve with hot rice with no vinegar but with fresh seafood. I would recommend grill fish or boil fish in sauce which really good ; tasty and good smell ; goes well with rice . Portions are huge...

  • Kaisenmaru Korin
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Minatohonchou 19-8
    "A fresh seafood restaurant located in the Nakaminato Fish Market a 10-minute walk from Nakaminato Station. The restaurant serves seafood rice bowls made with select ingredients primarily purchased right there at the market. The most popular item on the menu is the signature ""Aburi-don"" broiled rice bowl, which can be enjoy two ways-first with the restaurant's own original boiled-down soy sauce, and then with dashi stock poured on top chazuke-style. The ""Gokai Special-don,"" piled high with 14 varieties of seafood like shrimp, sea urchin, and ikura salted salmon roe, is also recommended."

    様々な海鮮丼が名物です。どれも美味しそうですがこの日はシラスの2色丼をチョイス。生シラスと釜揚げがご飯の上に乗った丼です。 しかし、、、美味いとはいえシラスご飯が1000円以上するとは、、、。 妻は幸せの8色丼という注文時に恥ずかしくなるような丼を注文。1580円也。こちらのほうがより値段に忠実な気がしましたが、このお金を出すならば正直もっと美味しいものがあると思います。 既に全国的に有名な観光地...

  • Shirakawa Soba
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Migawa 3-720-1
    "A soba restaurant located a five-minute drive from Kairakuen Park's Kobun Bridge. Due to the presence of Mt. Yamizo and the Abukuma Highlands, the local area is one of the most fertile farming regions in northern Ibaraki Prefecture. The Naka River and Kuji River running through the area are also rich in minerals. Accordingly, the flavor, fragrance, and texture of the Hitachi Aki buckwheat grown in the area is exceptional. The father and son who run this restaurant make use of this prized buckwheat to make their noodles, alongside other ingredients grown in Mito and Ibaraki Prefecture as well as their polished skills. Particularly recommended are the ""Inaka Zarusoba"" cold noodles which present the simple flavor of the buckwheat used, and the ""Tokusei Mito Ume Curry Soba"" noodles made with Mito-grown turmeric."

    おそばやさんです。茨城名物のけんちんそばも2種類あって、こだわりのだしで提供されていました。店主の方も感じがよくて美味しく頂きました。

  • Tonkatsu Hakkai
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    3.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Kasaharachou 600-54
    "A tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet restaurant located close to the Ibaraki Prefectural Government Building. The restaurant's cutlets are made with Ibaraki's famed Rose Pork covered with a breading consisting of panko bread crumbs prepared at a dedicated factory which adjusts its production methods based on the time of year and weather conditions. The restaurant is dedicated to serving tonkatsu that is delicious, safe to eat, and which won't cause heartburn. The abundant menu includes selections such as tonkatsu topped with Mito natto fermented soybeans and the restaurant's own ""Hakkai Tonkatsu"" flavored with garlic butter. The restaurant also offers fillet and pork loin tonkatsu set meals, plus a large lunch menu."

    県庁から歩いて5分位の所に有るとんかつ屋さんです。ランチで利用しました。茨城ローズポークかつが売りです。今回はロースかつ定食を頂きました。肉厚で衣もサクサクッとしていてとても美味しかったのですが、仕事が丁寧過ぎて料理が出てきた時には時間が殆ど無く、ゆっくり味わえませんでした。また食べに来たいです。

  • Ajinomise Takahashi
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 884
    "A Japanese confectionary shop located on the Nagacho Shotengai shopping street in Oarai Town. The shop's popularity exploded after its ""Mitsu Dango,"" skewered triple dumplings which are a local Oarai favorite, were featured in a popular animated television series. Plump mitarashi-style flour dumplings covered with a special sauce and kinako toasted soybean flour, their novel texture combined with their familiar, old-fashioned flavor have long made them a favorite with locals. Customers can purchase a single skewer or sets of five or 10 skewers. Now that Oarai has become a mecca for anime fans, the shop also has anime-themed displays and sells merchandise as well."

    ガルパンの聖地巡礼には欠かせません。 甘いタレときなこ。飲料は必須ですが、歩き回って疲れた身体にやさしいのです。1本から買えるのもうれしいですね。

  • Ajidokoro Omori
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 3152-1
    "A Japanese restaurant located in Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant offers a diverse selection of dishes made with local fish, focusing in particular on pilchard served sashimi, tataki (seared), and tempura-style. The restaurant's ""Tokusen Kaisen-don"" rice bowl is particularly popular and covered with so much seafood, you can't even see the rice underneath. Another of the restaurant's pluses is that customers can enjoy seasonal Oarai flavors like rock oysters in the summer and goosefish nabe hotpot in the fall. The restaurant's ""Ryoshi no Dobujiru"" seafood miso soup, made without any water added, is limited to just one customer a day. The establishment's monthly special set meals are limited to 10 customers a day. The restaurant also offers omakase chef's choice courses perfect for important and special occasions."

    Excellent raw fish dishes. They are specialized in Sardine with 6 or more different cooking style. We enjoyed Whitebait or icefish just arrived from the fishing boat. Big Oysters you can eat raw...

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